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News Summary: Apple Maps confuses in Australia

MISDIRECTION: The Australian city of Mildura is not in the remote Murray Sunset National Park more than 40 miles away, in tire-choking desert sand far from food and water. Unfortunately, Apple's much-maligned mapping application thinks it is.

APP PROBLEMS: More than two months after Apple's CEO apologized for errors in its Maps service, Australian police say the app is "potentially life threatening" because of bad directions it gave to the southern city.

A FIX?: On Tuesday, a police official said Apple had "sort of half-fixed" the problem.

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